The Serie A champions want Sevilla’s Kondogbia.
The Gunners are desperate to sign new players after a summer of inactivity and also a poor start to the new Premier League season – the side lost 3-1 at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.
However, whilst Kondogbia was thought to be a realistic prospect for the north London outfit, suddenly Juve could ruin their chances.
The only positive that could be taken from the deal is that another midfield target, Paul Pogba, currently plays for La Bianconeri and may be more likely to leave if the Sevilla man arrived.
Both Pogba and Kondogbia are France internationals and helped the under-20 team to a World Cup triumph this summer in Turkey.
The Juve youngster will be known to English fans for the time the 20-year-old spent at Manchester United, before leaving on a free transfer for Italy 12 months ago and winning a debut Serie A title.
Arsenal are also in the hunt for Newcastle United star Yohan Cabaye and currently the 27-year-old seems like the most realistic target for Arsene Wenger.
In traditional style for the Gunners all three midfielders are French internationals and there are doubts over whether these are genuine targets or simply panic buys from a club in a crisis.